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26Jan2017
Charlie Keil

Professor Charlie Keil Speaks about Drawing Filmmakers to Toronto

As Toronto Mayor John Tory is in Los Angeles courting producers, Professor Charlie Keil talks to UofT News about the draw of Toronto for filmmakers. Keil discusses how the low Canadian dollar along w...

23Jan2017
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Professor Michelle Murphy's Data-Rescuing Hackathon featured in Wired

In December of 2016, Michelle Murphy and Matt Price, two members of the Department of History, organized a "Guerilla Archiving" event to identify, preserve and archive data from the United States'...

19Jan2017
Professor Ron Pruessen in front of a class

Professor Ron Pruessen Speaks about the Legacy of US President Barack Obama

Ron Pruessen, a professor in the Department of History, is in the midst of writing a book about President Obama. He also teaches a first-year undergraduate seminar course on President Obama’s years ...

11Jan2017
Shafique Virani gives a lecture in front of e red TED X logo.

Professor Shafique Virani Speaks at TEDx Talk about Countering Islamophobia

With shocking evidence, hilarious anecdotes, heart-wrenching personal stories, and brilliant insights into world events, Dr. Shafique Virani urges us to confront the Clash of Ignorance between the Wes...

11Jan2017
Chris Kobrak

In Memoriam: Chris Kobrak, Wilson-Currie Chair of Canadian Business and Financial History

Dear colleagues, I have some very sad and unexpected news.  Chris Kobrak, who held the Wilson/Currie Chair of Canadian Business and Financial History at Rotman, and who had started teaching in our De...

10Jan2017
Photograph of Professor Michael Gervers.

Professor Michael Gervers’ Donation Helps to Launch Course on Ancient Ethiopian Language

This week Michael Gervers, a Professor in the Department of History, took part in a new course to learn the ancient Ethiopian language of Ge’ez. In offering the new course, the University of Toronto...

04Jan2017
University College in red lighting.

Professor Michael Bliss Discusses the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

Professor Emeritus Michael Bliss discussed the significance of the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation with Don Martin, the host of CTV’s Power Play. You can watch the interview online. The...

20Dec2016
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Members of the History Department Host Archiving Event to Preserve Environmental Data

Michelle Murphy and Matt Price, two members of the Department of History, are organizing a "Guerilla Archiving" event on Saturday, December 17th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A response to the election of ...

14Dec2016
Michael Marrus and image of book cover

Congratulations to Professor Michael Marrus! Winner of 2016 Canadian Jewish Literary Award, History

On 30 October 2016, Professor Michael Marrus’ Lessons of the Holocaust was honoured with a 2016 Canadian Jewish Literary Award (CJLA), History.  The Canadian Jewish Literary Awards recognize Cana...

07Dec2016
Students sitting outside Sidney Smith Hall, University of Toronto.

Three History Undergraduate Students Recognized at Global Summit in Ireland

Three history undergraduate students have been recognized for their outstanding coursework. Benson Cheung, a History Major Student, Anneliese Mills, a History Major Student, and Anne Deregowski, a His...

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